Google is pushing an update to Chrome on Android today that makes offline reading of web pages easier than ever to get into.
Google says three new items are there to take advantage of. For one, you can now long-press any link in Chrome and choose the “Download link” option to be able to view it later. It supposedly works in article suggestions on the new tab page as well. Additionally, if you are offline and try to load a page, you’ll see a “Download Page Later” button at the bottom of the page, so that the page can be scheduled for download as you come back online. Finally, you’ll now see little check marks next to items that have already been downloaded. (more…)
Chrome for Android is getting an update to v58.0.3029.83 this week that not only provides “performance and stability fixes,” it also includes a host of handful of new features.
In the update, you’ll find the options for viewing and managing in-progress downloads from the Download page, the ability to view and clear browsing history more easily through a “redesigned History page,” and long-pressing to open links in new tabs from Chrome Custom Tabs. (more…)
Users of Chrome’s built-in Translate functionality who are in need of more Indian and Indonesian support are in for a treat this week. Announced by Google, nine new language pairs are getting support, including English to/from Bengali, Punjabi, and Kannada. (more…)
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google, an ad company, is considering putting an ad blocker in its Chrome internet browser on mobile and desktop. The ad blocker won’t be a full blocker, though, but rather a blocker that targets unacceptable ads that likely ruin your experience as you dance around the web. (more…)
Browsing the web from our phones is only going to increase from here on out, so as you might expect, Google will continue to do everything in their power to make that experience pleasurable when done through their own browser. In a new update to Chrome, Google is attempting to eliminate those obnoxious – or as they put it “annoying” – page jumps as pages load on mobile. (more…)
Following up on December’s story that Google wanted to make Chrome a better place to find virtual reality content, sites are already going up to support the initiative. This week, there are a handful of websites that offer VR-supported content, such as light gaming, interactive documentaries, and more. (more…)
Announced this week, a new version of the Chrome Beta app will soon roll out, taking steps to bring Progressive Web Apps to the forefront of the Android experience. (more…)
Chrome 56 is official, rolling out to all of the various platforms Chrome resides on. For the changelog, the Chrome team lists three notable additions (one of which doesn’t really seem new) on top of the various bug fixes and improvements that go into these updates. (more…)